Week 4: Question for Discussion
(Wk # 4: May 25 to May 31 – Main post under Assignment by Wed, May 27 at 11:59 PM EST).
Chapter 7 – Economic and Legal Issues.Chapter
Chapter 8 – Assessment and Documentation for Optimal Care.
The gerontological nurse is responsible to conduct a complete head-to-toe physical assessment. There are several considerations of common changes in late life during physical assessment discussed in your textbook. ( Ebersole and Hess’ Gerontological Nursing and Healthy Aging 5th ed
Author: Theris A. Touhy; Kathleen F. Jett Year: 2018 )
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1. Mention at least 3 common changes in late life that the gerontological nurse needs to have in consideration during a physical assessment.
2. Explain each one of them.
Guidelines: The answer should be based on the knowledge obtained from reading the book, no just your opinion.
Grading Criteria: Student mentioned 3 common changes in late life that the gerontological nurse needs to have in consideration during a physical assessment (30%). Student explained each one of them (70%).